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Moon phase on 2 December 2007 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | December 2007

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 41% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 1 December 2007 at 12:44.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1810"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1810" and ∠1946".

Cold Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2007 after 21 days on 24 December 2007 at 01:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 97 / 1050

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 97 of Meeus index or 1050 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.78 days

Length of current 97 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 37 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2007. It is 40 minutes longer than next lunation 98 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠183.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠183.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠209.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 24 November 2007 at 00:12 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 December 2007 at 16:54 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 395 968 km

Moon is 395 968 km (246 043 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 235 km (252 423 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 30 November 2007 at 23:09 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 December 2007 at 13:15 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 26 November 2007 at 03:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.958°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.906° in the next southern standstill on 10 December 2007 at 09:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 9 December 2007 at 17:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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